North Dakota is a place of beautiful textures, in part thanks to Dakota Fiber Mill – which turns fleece from alpaca, angora, bison, and even possum into sumptuous yarn. The fantastic Chris Armbrust has kindly offered up his thoughts on what’s next for North Dakota’s homegrown and homespun arts community (including a new live-in artist retreat). Read on.
Did you know James Buchli was the first native North Dakotan to fly in space? His first flight was in 1985, and he went to space a total of four times.
And speaking of amazing things, today’s news is about pillowcase dresses, a wildlife habitat, and piles of money. Read on.
Did you know that for the last 20 years, the Ukrainian Cultural Institute in Dickinson has offered a Lenten lunch every Friday? It includes cheese buttons, pierogies, fried and baked fish, garlic beans, green beans, salad, deviled eggs, pickled beets, and desserts.
And did you know today’s news is about reading, a good driving, and a whole lot of canned goods? Read on.
Did you know that athlete Jan Moser of Mandan and coach Cindy Schopper of Valley City are in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games?
And did you know today’s news is all about sports – wheelchair basketball, Taekwondo, and track-and-field? Read on.
Did you know North Dakota has Roller Derby teams in Fargo, Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Minot and they are always looking for “freshies” (over the age of 18) to compete?
And did you know today’s news is about a national student of the year, a citizen lifesaver, and flamingos? Read on.
Did you know Grand Forks is home to the Northern Sky Astronomical Society, an amateur astronomy club that meets monthly? Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/northernskyastro/
And did you know today’s news is about a nestful of Eagles, a helpful Bison, and a poodle named Teddybear? Read on.
Did you know that Fargo’s Jim Lanier is the oldest person to finish the toughest sled dog race in the world? Check him out here: https://bit.ly/2GYJcHN
And did you know today’s news is about snowmobiles, breakfast, and a puppy? Read on.
We’ve got our ion 4e Winery – a husband-and-wife team who have combined a love of chemistry and North Dakota to create an experience of white, red, and non-grape wines “born of the prairie.” Read on for how Lisa and Greg Cook are in their element celebrating the flavors and people of North Dakota.
Wahpeton’s Larry Lasch is looking for some information on the photo above. Click here to read more (and hopefully help): https://bit.ly/2H38RxU
And speaking of helpful people, today’s news is about a car show, unique swimming lessons, and a new life for flowers. Read on.
Did you know the North Dakota Museum of Art is currently featuring a photography exhibit about inventor Elmer O. Thompson, who grew up in Cavalier County and earned 30 patents?
And did you know today’s news is about a pay-it-forward Freezeway, an Apple video maker, and pumpkin leaves? Read on.
You know those little ladybugs that creep in all fall and winter long? They are convergent lady beetles, and they are actually the North Dakota state insect.
And did you know that today’s nice news is about an academic escape room, a home for single mothers, and a statewide farming competition? Read on.
It’s a little chilly outside right now, but did you know that the highest recorded temperature in North Dakota was 121F on July 6, 1936 in Steele?
And did you know that today’s news is about a trip to the Dominican, a full food bank, and a contestant on the Price is Right? Read on.
Strap on your snowshoes – February 16 is the Snow Moon, and Fort Garrison is offering up a 1.5-mile candlelit trail for your cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking pleasure.
And speaking of February, today’s news is about a snow day song, 500 teddy bears, and the value of five acres. Read on.
Although we like to tease that North Dakota is flat, we’re actually more rolling than Florida and Illinois. In fact, there are three ski resorts in North Dakota.
And speaking of those resorts, today’s news is about Frost Fire, a giant cabbage, and bigger, better museum. Read on.
Did you know that the Minot Air Force Base – opened in 1957 – is one of only two bases in the country with B-52s? I’m so glad that North Dakota is able to support all of the people in service at the MAFB and the GFAFB.
And speaking of other things that make me glad, today’s nice news is about North Dakotans helping animals, homeless children, and the environment. Read on.